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  1. Basics ofWorkKeys Internet Version Test Administration Mary Lewis Systems Solutions Manager November 2013

  2. Agenda • Training Program Overview • Introduction to High-Stakes Testing • WorkKeys Benefits • Testing Accommodations • Irregularities • WorkKeys Internet Version (WKIV) Testing • Resources

  3. Program Overview • This is an introduction • Follow the training program • http://www.act.org/workkeys-private/admintraining/ • Training Program tab • Principles of High-Stakes Testing; WorkKeys Internet Version Test Administration and User Guide (“User’s Guide”); Quick Start Guides • Site Administrator responsibilities • Set up separate accounts for all proctors and any additional Site Administrator(s) • Notify ACT of any contact information changes

  4. High-Stakes Testing • WorkKeys tests are high-stakes • Tests can be used to get a job, keep a job, or earn a promotion • Integrity of the system is critical

  5. High-Stakes Testing (continued) • Authorization is required to launch the tests • Constant human monitoring is required • Discussion of test items is not allowed • Avoid the consequences of poor test security • Fairness • Expense

  6. WorkKeys Benefits • Get a job, keep a job, get a promotion • Determine training needs; address skills gap • Match skills to jobs • Reduce turnover

  7. WorkKeys Benefits • Info for Employers, Educators, and Job Seekers: http://www.act.org/products/workforce-act-workkeys/ • Understanding scores: http://www.act.org/workkeys/assess/understanding.html • Search jobs by skills: http://profiles.keytrain.com/profile_search/ • Employer solutions: http://www.act.org/workkeys/employers/ • NCRC (National Career Readiness Certificate): http://www.act.org/products/workforce-act-national-career-readiness-certificate/

  8. Testing Accommodations • WKIV allows extended time • Options are: • Standard time x 1.5 • Standard time x 2.0 • Standard time x 3.0 • The Site Administrator can set extended time • Documentation: Keep on file for one year

  9. Irregularities • Individual • Examinee illness • Irrational behavior • Prohibited behavior • Group • Inclement weather • Power failure • Emergency evacuations • Distractions or disturbances • Call 800/WORKKEY (967-5539) • The online Irregularity Report can be found at: http://www.act.org/workkeys-private/reference/admin.html

  10. WorkKeys Internet Version Testing • Registration • Authorization • Launch • Instant Score Report Generation

  11. Registering an Examinee • There are three ways to register for a WKIV assessment • Self-registration • Individual registration • Batch load registration • We’ll cover individual registration

  12. Authorizing an Assessment Before an examinee can take a test, it must be authorized This prevents the examinee from accessing the test from another location Do not authorize a test more than 30 minutes before an examinee is able to begin testing

  13. Launching a New Assessment • After the test is authorized, it can be launched • Examinees will need to log in to the RSP site with their User ID and Password • Examinees must launch their test within 30 minutes of authorization • If a test isn’t launched within this timeframe, the proctor will need to authorize it again

  14. Launching an Interrupted Assessment Sometimes a test is interrupted If a test is interrupted, you have 1 hour to launch it again If not, the examinee will need to start over with a new test

  15. Generating an Instant Score Report • After testing, you need to print an Instant Score Report • Give the printout to the examinee before he or she leaves

  16. Collecting Certified Work Ready Communities Demographic Data • Before launching the test, examinees must provide demographic information • Of particular importance are the County of Residence and Current Status • This information is used to help participating counties become ACT Certified Work Ready Communities (CWRC) • It is very important for the integrity of the CWRC initiative that this information be provided by ONLY the examinee • For more information about the CWRC initiative, please visit http://www.workreadycommunities.org

  17. County of Residence Question • Examinees must select their county of residence • County of residence: Where examinees maintain their permanent home • Temporary residence situations may include: • college students in on- or off-campus housing • active duty military personnel • seasonal workers • inmates • Choose the county of permanent residence

  18. Current Status Question • Examinees should select the current status that best matches their current condition, from their perspective • Example: • Examinee is both unemployed and a full-time student • Examinee should select the current status that he/she believes best describes his/her current situation

  19. Demonstration • Registration • Authorization • Launch • Examinee demographics • Certified Work Ready Communities data • Interrupted Launch • Instant Score Report

  20. Testing Individual Examinees:Registration

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  33. Testing Individual Examinees:Authorization

  34. Authorization

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  37. Testing Individual Examinees:Launch a Test

  38. Launch

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  41. Launch an Interrupted Test

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